Tiger Woods dropped from lawsuit over restaurant employee’s death
Tiger Woods has been removed from a lawsuit filed by the parents of an employee at his Florida restaurant who died in a drunk driving accident after allegedly being overserved alcohol.
The parents of Nicholas Immesberger filed the lawsuit because they allege their son was overserved alcohol at The Woods in Jupiter, Florida, before being involved in a fatal accident after getting behind the wheel.
Immesberger, who died last December at age 24, worked as a bartender at the restaurant, which is owned by Woods and managed by his girlfriend Erica Herman.
Immesberger allegedly finished his bartending shift at The Woods on December 10 but stayed at the restaurant and got drunk.
The lawsuit alleges he was served alcohol to the point of “severe intoxication” before being allowed to drive off in his car.
Immesberger lost control of his vehicle on the way to his destination and died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash.
He was found to have a blood alcohol level of .256, more than three times the legal limit.
While the suit is continuing against the restaurant and Woods’ girlfriend Herman, Woods himself is no longer named in it.
Woods’ lawyer Barry Postman called the decision to drop his client from the suit “clearly appropriate.”
In court documents filed earlier this month, Woods’ legal team said the plaintiffs had made improper legal claims “in a rush to sue a public figure.”
“While the situation was tragic, the facts will ultimately show that the cause of Mr. Immesberger’s car accident were the many decisions made by Mr. Immesberger on the night of his passing,” Postman said in a statement.
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